Mayor’s Week: 23 August – 3 September 2013

Mayor’s Week: 23 August – 3 September 2013

Vigornia Rotary Club members got up with the birds for a breakfast meeting this week. They positively fizz with energy and friendliness, even at 7.30 a.m. It is impressive! Even more impressive is their support for reading programmes in local schools and Rotary’s efforts to wipe out killer diseases like polio across the world.

Wednesday brought the biggest surprise of the week, when I met with Canadian academic, Dr Daniel Fischlin, and local historians. This dedicated group were researching the history of a local family and hoped to see important civic portraits in the Guildhall. In actuality, they were researching the provenance for what may be a contemporary portrait of William Shakespeare. Are we really going to find out what the bard looked like after centuries of speculation? Check out their website for more:

The British Heart Foundation is continuing its campaign to help us all lead healthier, heart-friendly lifestyles.  I was pleased to help launch their appeal this week to collect 2,000 bags of unwanted clothes, books and toys to sell in the Worcester shop.


Two new Worcester businesses opened their doors recently at “The Learning Zone” on New Street. “Jumping Clay” helps children to learn through play – I particularly liked their pink dinosaur! And Worcester Tutors provide tuition for all ages in their bright and airy workroom.

Local people flocked to the St Johns Traders’ Association event on Saturday. I spent a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon chatting with stall holders and drawing the raffle. Sunshine Radio provided music and commentary, and a good time seemed to be had by all.



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